The Hero with a Thousand Faces - Epilogue: Section 1 Summary & Analysis

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Epilogue: Section 1 Summary and Analysis

"Myth and Society" In this part of the book, Campbell analyzes the various relationships between myth and the world/culture/society in which it came into existence, and the nature/truths of which it attempts to illuminate.

"The Shape-shifter" In this section, Campbell suggests, "there is no final system for the interpretation of myths," suggesting that its meanings, roots and manifestations are all vastly different depending on who's considering them, and why. He offers several examples of how philosophers, analysts and psychologists from a wide range of cultures view myths, and suggests they're all valid (see "Quotes," p. 382).

"The Function of Myth, Cult and Meditation" Campbell writes here that the characteristics of the physical world (gender, appearance, job, nationality) are ultimately a kind of clothing, what a soul wears while functioning on this plane of physical existence - "costumes...

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